2018 Graduation Class
Hometown: Yucaipa, CA
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Why did you select Kaweah Delta’s residency program? I had two very good rotation experiences at Kaweah Delta. Almost every
attending physician, resident, and staff member I worked with was not
only happy to teach, but excited to teach. I think this is the best type
of environment to learn and foster growth in medicine.
Why did you choose your specialty? Emergency medicine is one of the few fields that allows you to dabble in
almost every specialty. Every day, you can perform eye exams, orthopedic
reductions, run codes, etc. I have never enjoyed going to work more than in EM.
What are your hobbies? Skiing, cycling, running, baking, gardening, and archery.
Who influenced you to become a physician and why? I have always known I wanted to become a doctor. Each day I am able to
help at least one person, that dream is fulfilled.
What do you like about living in Tulare County? Visailia has the small-town vibe with access to mountain country, beach
cruising, and big city fun.
What's the most important advice you have for patients? Be patient. We realize that there are times in which you must wait for
what seems like hours on end before seeing a doctor. We are doing everything
we can to resolve this discrepancy. However, there is a lot of work going
on behind the curtain (paperwork, orders, critically ill patients, acute
traumas) that take time to complete. Please, give us the benefit of the
doubt, and this will allow us to care for you to the best of our abilities.
What's something about you most people don't know? Although I absolutely hate the gym, I love staying active. I enjoy bicycling
(and just started mountain biking), running, hiking, gardening, and DIV
What advice do you have for a student who would like to become a physician one day? It is a demanding job. Although it has been said, "don't let work become
your life," in medicine, there is no distinction. However, if all you
dream of is to walk through those hospital doors day in and day out, helping
others in ways that others cannot even begin to comprehend, this is the
job for you. It is fulfilling in ways other jobs cannot compare. Perhaps,
it's because this more than just a job; it's a lifestyle.